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Raoul Dufy woodcut print

Identifier: KA-0083


French painter, printmaker and textile designer Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) created the woodcut for "La Danse" in 1910. This print was made in the year of his death as part of an edition of 220.


  • printed 1953
  • first printing 1910



0.1 Cubic Feet (1 woodcut print; 12 x 25 in)

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A second edition woodblock atelier print from an edition of 220, printed in 1953, from a 1910 woodcut. In 1924, Dufy used the woodblock, with others from the series, to produce printed textiles for the Lyons-based firm, Bianchini-Férier, with whom he had a long association.

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Biographical note

Born into a large family at Le Havre, France, Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) achieved fame as a painter and textile designer. Early in his career, Dufy was closely identified with the Fauvist movement, but later moved away from this association. In the first decade of the 20th century, Dufy branched into printmaking, textile design and illustration, creating print fabrics and illustrating for books and journals, including Jean Cocteau's, Le Mot, Fernand Fleuret's Friperies, and Apollinaire's Bestiaire. Dufy's friendship with Cocteau led to set design commissions for the theater and ballet. From the 1920s on, Dufy's work was exhibited internationally, while he continued experimenting with his painting technique, as well as designing fabrics and tapestries, illustrating, designing for the stage, and even venturing into ceramics and furniture design. Dufy died in France in 1953. Later the same year, the Musée National d’Art Moderne de Paris produced an extensive retrospective of his work.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This print was found in the New School Archives in 2009 among a set of British prints from the 1960s and 1970s and other formerly unidentified prints.

Guide to the Raoul Dufy woodcut print
New School Archives and Special Collections Staff
July 21, 2011
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